Original Moist Banana Cake Recipe
1950’s Original Moist Banana Cake Recipe
A fresh banana cake is a perfect accompaniment to summer. I LOVE a fresh Banana Cake, especially this moist, ORIGINAL 1950’s version of the cake. Banana cake is a favorite at my house, especially paired with my Spiced Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting. To make the Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting spiced, I simply add a tsp of cinnamon to the recipe.
For an extra tasty and moist cake follow these suggestions.
Use ripened bananas as they are generally sweeter. If you don’t have time to wait for bananas to ripen naturally, AllRecipes suggests that they can be placed in a brown paper bag, in the oven, or freezer to speed up the ripening process. Click here to be redirected to the post.
Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, shortening, and sugar until they are very fluffy. This will create a super moist cake.
Add the flour and mix only enough to combine all ingredients. Overmixing the batter once the flour has been incorporated will cause gluten to be released and will make for a hardened cake.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- Cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy
- Add in eggs and vanilla extract
- Mash bananas and combine with buttermilk
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
- Take turns adding flour and buttermilk mixture into the mixing bowl until all is mixed together.
- Pour batter into prepared pans
- Bake at 350 for approximately 25 to 30 minutes or until cake is done.
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